In Celebration of

Michael Kirk Harvey

April 5, 1963 -  January 19, 2023

Michael Kirk Harvey of Toronto Ontario passed away on January 19, 2023 at Princess Margaret Hospital after his second and courageous battle with cancer. He fought until the end.

He was born on April 5, 1963 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Denyse and William Harvey. He grew up with his older brother Will and younger sister Danae. As a teen he loved spending his time playing lacrosse and hockey and received league wide recognition for his skill and sportsmanship. Later he attended Clarkson University to play D1 hockey. After graduating university he played professional hockey in Germany for many years. Upon returning to Canada he found his love in mentorship and teaching within the TDSB. He was able to combine his passion for hockey and teaching when he ran St. Michael’s Hockey School. For the last 10 years Michael was the proud Principal of Jarvis CI and Native Learning Centre.

In his 20’s he met the love of his life, Ann Bianco, on a ski hill in Vail. They fell in love and would be married 30 years this year. His wife Ann will remember the strength of their partnership, the memories they’ve shared, and the joy in raising their children. Their two daughters Bianca and Cassandra Harvey will remember their dad as the man who taught them how to skate, who told them the best bedtime stories, and who constantly supported them in anything and everything they sought out to do. As a family they loved roller blading the Humber River, skiing at Sir Sams, going up to their cottage, eating sushi at Gojima, and daily morning dog walks to their neighbourhood Starbucks.

He is loved by many, including his extended family. Next to his family Michael’s passion was his school. His focus was to support the students, staff and community, and create a safe environment for all. He always wanted to ensure his students and staff felt motivated and inspired to reach their potential even when it didn’t seem possible.

The visitation will be held at Turner and Porter (2357 Bloor Street West, Toronto) on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm, and Friday, January 27, 2023 from 5:00-8:00 pm. All are welcome to come and pay their respects.

The Harvey family would like to thank everyone for their support and kind words during this time. They would also like to thank the staff at Princess Margaret Hospital for their devotion and care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Princess Margaret Hospital.

“To infinity and beyond”


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Alina D Constantin 

Entered January 22, 2023 from Canmore

Sincere condolences to this beautiful family.
Love you all
Alina and Mircea

Frans Nienhuis 

Entered January 22, 2023

Sorry for your loss

Letroy Edwards 

Entered January 22, 2023 from Toronto (GTA)

Amazing Teacher ana a even better man! Rip Mr Harvey your kind, understanding, and gentle nature was a needed touch at CWJ Thank You 💙🙏🏾😢

Phil Edwards (CWJ)

Entered January 22, 2023 from Toronto

Mike Harvey: what an incredible guy. We worked together at CW JEFFERYS CI from 1999-2007. There was never a dull moment with Harvey around. Both retired athletes, we would form a staff intramural team in every sport and form a bond that only athletes could understand "we're not losing to these little........" I'll keep the rest pg13. As the basketball and track n field coach, Harvey understood why I always wanted more tournaments, more gym time, more opportunities to get these athletes scholarships and life experiences. Every student had love for Harvey: his impact on the community goes beyond the walls of CWJ. Our alumni have become very successful adults and contributors to society and he was very instrumental in their crucial years. To his beloved wife, and awesome daughters: we thank you for the time he would spend at CWJ. My deepest condolences, he will truly be missed.
Thanks Harvey for your mentorship and companionship throughout the years.

Dave Plaskett 

Entered January 22, 2023

Mike was such a great guy . He had a great sense humour. He was so nice to everyone . He loved his daughters so much. I enjoyed dropping down to Jarvis C.I. to have talks with him. The students and staff at C. W. Jefferys really liked him. I really will miss him.
I am sure you will find a place to play hockey.